On 20th April 2017, WordPress released its latest version i.e. v4.7.4. Actually, its a maintenance release which has fixed 47 critical issues that were disclosed in the previous versions of WordPress v4.7.3. This update features a visual editor compatibility fix, which can be directly synced with the upcoming version of the Google Chrome.
With the maintenance release now available at WordPress.org there won’t be any broken thumbnails during the WordPress web development. After updating WordPress core, you won’t be facing any issues while uploading any of the video or audio files. It will be good if you consult a skilled WordPress developer which will help you get through this up-gradation process. The v4.7.4 also features the ability to Shift-click and select multiple checkboxes at once.
Some Key Highlights Of The Update
- The visual editor will now be compatible with the latest version of Google Chrome.
- A fix for broken audio-visual thumbnail bug.
- Enhancements in the REST API making it efficient in data handling.
- Restores the ability to perform multiple select from a range of checkboxes.
How To Update?
It will be good if you deactivate all the active plugins before initiating the up-gradation process.
Save all the WordPress XML Files on the hard drive. Click on the “Tools” icon and “Export”. Now you have to download the “Export” file. You have to create a “New Folder” on the hard drive where you can store all the extracted files.
Make sure you have to take regular backup of your portal. There are a plethora of plugins available in the WordPress Directory which will assist you in accomplishing this task. You can also schedule backups with the help of these plugins.
Download the copy of your WP Database Backup. This will come in handy in case the server crashes or any other thing goes south. That’s why it’s preferred that you should store the backup file in the cloud.
Now you have to download the theme/child template folders to a local hard drive or cloud. In case you are using the custom theme, then this step is mandatory.
The WordPress v4.7.4 offers 47 maintenance fixes that improve its interface & functioning. You can access the official release notes on WordPress’s site.